Thursday, November 08, 2007

Will 'Noncombat' Deaths be Investigated?

Who Will Probe 'Noncombat' Deaths in Iraq? About 20% of the U.S. deaths in Iraq are officially labeled "noncombat," and that number has been surging. This includes accidents, friendly fire and well over 120 suicides. But the government, and the media, seem reluctant to expose the tragedy, argues vets leader Paul Rieckhoff.
These "noncombat deaths" are commonly referred to as "frags" by foreign journalists and others. Greg Mitchell at Editor and Publisher asks the question: Will these deaths be investigated? The DoD rarely releases information about these deaths and we personally, are trying to get additional information about someone we knew who's death was classified as "noncombat."
[H/T to Lotus for link]


Anonymous said...

Good luck getting the info. It's so easy to murder a troublemaker where anyone can get shot anyway.

Anonymous said...


It´s time you dug to find the facts,
Paul krugman is a place to start--
Not that I love the New York Times
But at least it has got a heart.

Go online to the archives: there
Columns and articles he wrote
Spanning so many years--while you
Lollygagged some were taking note.

HopeSpringsATurtle said...

i.m.small: I have no idea what Paul Krugman you are referencing. If he's said something different about the non-combat deaths, I'd love to read it. Apparently you were lolly-gagging when you wrote the above comment.